One (yes only ONE!) Executive Summary!
CPD hidden in letter of application TWICE with "See letter" on application form!
Two small font, close typed A4 pages within the "Other relevant experience" box!
Why oh why do people do this?
The whole panel was complaining. Do yourselves a favour and FOLLOW THEO'S ADVICE! She knows what she is talking about!
So that's why you should do an executive summary. Because it sets out very clearly exactly how you meet their criteria, and therefore helps them to see that you should be shortlisted. It also ensures that when you write your letter of application or supporting statement, you are very clear about what are the school's priorities and how you can address them. So always do your E.S. BEFORE you start drafting that.
It is also useful for you as an aide-memoire when you go to the interview. This is why they should appoint you!
When you get called to an interview, come and tell me on the Jobseekers forum, and I'll give you advice about the whole interview process, including general advice about the observed lesson. Don't ask for ideas for your lesson, nor for answers to possible interview questions, though. If you think about it, it would be daft to do that; how many people do you suppose read my answers every week? :-)
Blank E.S. Pro-forma for job applications